Welcome To Your Dive Safety Association

Congratulations! You have embarked upon your journey to become a certified diver and we welcome you to DAN – Your Dive Safety Association. For over 40 years, we have helped divers in need of emergency medical assistance and work tirelessly to improve dive safety through research, education, and training.

Your dive center has enrolled you as a DAN Student Member which provides free access to dive medical professionals, online safety information, and up to US$25,000 in medical expense coverage if you get injured during your entry-level training.*

Set up your DAN Student Member account by clicking the login button in the confirmation email you received with your DAN Student Member Card.

*DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage is valid for up to 180 days after enrollment, or upon completion of the last certifying dive, whichever comes first.
Dive-related injuries that occur both in and out of the water are covered along with entry-level scuba and breath-hold diving.

Benefits Of DAN Student Membership 

At DAN, our safety professionals are behind you every step of the way.

Student Medical Expense Coverage

Covers dive-related injuries that occur both in and out of the water up to US$25,000 for up to 180 days after enrollment, or upon completion of the last certifying dive, whichever comes first.

24/7 Emergency Hotline

DAN’s Emergency Hotline is staffed by a team of doctors, nurses, and paramedics 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to coordinate care and manage evacuations in the event of a diving emergency.


Medical Information Line

Talk to a medical specialist or Ask A Medic online when you need nonurgent information about your fitness to dive, prescriptions, or dive physiology.


Giant Stride For New Divers

This new digital guide explains scuba gear and the critical elements of planning a dive. Proper dive etiquette, health and fitness, and dive travel are all covered. A must read for every new diver.


Digital Access To Alert Diver Magazine

DAN Student Membership provides digital access to Alert Diver magazine online.


Safety Resources

Improve your safety knowledge with DAN’s Health and Diving Reference Library, case summaries, safety quizzes, Smart Guides, and videos.

Upgrade to a full DAN Membership

Did you know? You can upgrade to become a full-fledged DAN Member at any time during your training to be covered for all your dive adventures once you are certified.

If you have already set your password, login to upgrade.

If you have not yet created a password for your student account, choose the Forgot Password option on the login screen to set a password.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does DAN Student Membership cost?

DAN Student Membership is provided at no cost to you and is fully subsidized by DAN.

When does my Student Membership begin?

Your membership becomes active as soon as you are registered by your dive operator and you receive a confirmation email, which also contains your Student Member card and member number.

When does my Student Membership expire?

DAN Student Membership expires when your last certifying dive is completed, or 180 days after enrollment, whichever comes first.

Can I upgrade or extend my membership?

Students may become DAN members at any time during their training. Simply log into your Member Portal and upgrade your Student Membership to a full DAN annual coverage package. If you need assistance, you can reach our Customer Service Team:

Latin America: +1-202-470-0929, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET or email 

Asia Pacific: +61-3-9886 9166, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or email

What does DAN Student Membership Cover?

DAN Student Medical Expense policy covers any diving activity, in- or out-of-water, that is necessary to meet standards for receiving open-water scuba diving certification or entry-level certification for breath-hold diving. Covered activities include, but are not limited to, donning or doffing dive equipment, swimming, diving and traveling by charter boat to a diving destination. “Diving activities” begin from the moment students lift their BCDs until the moment their equipment is placed on the ground, or for breath-hold diving and snorkeling, from the moment they enter until they
exit the water.

Does this program cover free-dive training?

Yes, the DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage program is available to entry-level breath-hold divers.

Customer Service

Asia Pacific

Phone: +61-3-9886 9166


Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. AEST

Latin America & Caribbean

Phone: +1-202-470-0929 (English)

Phone: +52-55-8421-9866 (Spanish)


Monday – Friday 8.30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

24/7 Emergency Hotline


+52-557-100-0540 Spanish

+55-11-3042-1157 Portuguese

1-800-088-200 within Australia

+62-21-5085-8719 within Indonesia

+86-400-007-2000 (Diving Emergencies within China)

DAN medics available
24 / 7 / 365

IMPORTANT: These hotline numbers are for emergencies only. Please contact the customer service center for non-emergency inquiries.

Medical Information Line

Get answers to your non-emergency-related health and diving questions.

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ET

+1-919-684-2948, Option 4

Online: Ask A Medic

Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

This plan is underwritten by Accident & General Insurance Company, Limited. The Company will pay the benefits under the Policy in accordance with and subject to this Diver’s Certificate of Insurance. This Certificate is a legal contract between the Company, Policyholder and the Insured. Insureds are covered against losses subject to the provisions, limitations and exclusions contained herein.